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December is one of the three months of the year (along with April and August) when I hassle you for donations. I sometimes find myself discouraged, but then my loyal readers chip in with cash in its manifold forms, which I find highly encouraging. Say not the struggle nought availeth.

Thanks to everybody who has contributed to my August iSteve fundraiser.

Large or small, I find each to be a personal message of encouragement to keep doing what I’m doing.

Here are eight ways for you to contribute to me, iSteve:

First: You can use Paypal (non-tax deductible) by going to the page on my old blog here. Paypal accepts most credit cards. Contributions can be either one-time only, monthly, or annual. (Monthly is nice.)

Second: You can mail a non-tax deductible donation to:

Steve Sailer

P.O Box 4142

Valley Village, CA 91617

Third: You can make a tax deductible contribution via VDARE by clicking here.

Please don’t forget to click my name at the VDARE site so the money goes to me:

Screenshot 2017-12-23 15.25.23

VDARE has been kiboshed from use of Paypal for being, I dunno, EVIL. But you can give via credit cards, Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin, check, money order, or stock.

Note: the VDARE site goes up and down on its own schedule, so if this link stops working, please let me know.

Fourth: [Warning: Does this work?] You can use Bitcoin using Coinbase. Coinbase payments are not tax deductible. Below are links to two Coinbase pages of mine. This first is if you want to enter a U.S. dollar-denominated amount to pay me.

Pay With Bitcoin (denominated in U.S. Dollars)

This second is if you want to enter a Bitcoin-denominated amount. (Remember one Bitcoin is currently worth many U.S. dollars.)

Pay With Bitcoin (denominated in Bitcoins)

Fifth: if you have a Wells Fargo bank account, you can transfer money to me (with no fees) via Wells Fargo SurePay/Zelle. Just tell WF SurePay/Zelle to send the money to my ancient AOL email address steveslrAT aol.com — replace the AT with the usual @). (Non-tax deductible.) Please note, there is no 2.9% fee like with Paypal or Google Wallet, so this is good for large contributions.

Sixth: if you have a Chase bank account (or even other bank accounts), you can transfer money to me (with no fees) via Chase QuickPay/Zelle (FAQ). Just tell Chase QuickPay/Zelle to send the money to my ancient AOL email address (steveslrATaol.com — replace the AT with the usual @). If Chase asks for the name on my account, it’s StevenSailer with an n at the end of Steven. (Non-tax deductible.) There is no 2.9% fee like with Paypal or Google Wallet, so this is also good for large contributions.

Seventh: send money via the Paypal-like Google Wallet to my Gmail address (that’s isteveslrATgmail .com — replace the AT with a @). (Non-tax deductible.)

Eighth: At one reader’s request, I recently added Square as an 8th fundraising medium, although I’m vague on how it works. If you want to use Square, send me an email telling me how much to send you an invoice for. Or, if you know an easier way for us to use Square, please let me know.

Thanks.

 
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  1. Garlic says:

    I’m just an Unfrozen Caveman Blogger.

    I’m used to sea shells and shiny rocks.

    I get confused by your “dollar bills” and “bitcoins”, but I understand you need them in your modern world.

  2. Sashimi says:

    Sailer-san,
    This is right up your alley, or down your fairway, or whatever sport you may play now.

    https://quillette.com/2018/12/07/academics-mobbing-of-a-young-scholar-must-be-denounced/

  3. I have a question.

    If I went into a store- say a hardware store- and the owner said, “Thank you for your purchase. Would you also like to give me extra money for no particular reason? December is one of the three months of the year (along with April and August) when I hassle you for donations.”

    What would your response be?

    Would it be to inform him that he as a business owner needs to find the right mix of sales and expenses such that he makes sufficient profit; or would your first instinct be to open your wallet because you wouldn’t want him ‘to get discouraged’?

    • Troll: Desiderius, Hail
    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Anon
  4. Steve,

    Thanks for quoting Arthur Hugh Clough.

    Perhaps the first verse of another Clough poem, his unfinished “Dipsychus”, may resonate:

    AS I sat at the café, I said to myself,
    They may talk as they please about what they call pelf,
    They may sneer as they like about eating and drinking,
    But help it I cannot, I cannot help thinking,
    How pleasant it is to have money, heigh ho! 5
    How pleasant it is to have money.

    I just made my December contribution. Keep up the good fight!

  5. Steve Sailer Gets Triggered By An Awkward Clunker Phrase?

    My guess is the general point of the Tweet by Mr. Orr was infuriating enough, but when Sailer saw the crappy phrase “joy-delivery devices,” that in and of itself automatically demanded a response on principle from Sailer.

    Sailer Gets Triggered For Us!

    If you are able, then it would be nice if you will please:

    SEND STEVE SAILER SOME LOOT

  6. anonymous[308] • Disclaimer says:

    I’ll consider donating when you tell us how much you’re making.

    Gregory Cochran asks for donations and then brags about 500k grants.

    Steve brags about his secret tech billionaire patrons who whisk him away to private meetings and golf in Napa valley or whatever.

    I’m pretty sure I can’t donate anything relative to your tech billionaire friends.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @Lurker
    , @Lot
    , @J.Ross
  7. Hey, Steve. I have been following your blog for quite a while. You have been claiming that Indian Brahmins – in particular, the South Indian variety – have a very high IQ, in 110-120 range or so. I was able to find a study on Indian Tamil Brahmins which measured their IQ using Raven’s Standard Progressive Matrices. I don’t know how to convert the raw RSPM scores into IQ as I do not have access to norms that let us do so (I am not a psychometrician) and neither do I have time to find norms for RSPM myself. Perhaps you could look at the study and convert these raw scores into a proper IQ range. A psychometric expert who deals with these affairs told me that the study indicates that Brahmins may have an IQ below 100. The document for the said study is available on Researchgate – here on this link. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nigesh_Kalorath/publication/275770741_Cultural_Practices_and_Well-being_among_Tamil_Brahmins/links/59439c630f7e9b6910ede2a4/Cultural-Practices-and-Well-being-among-Tamil-Brahmins
    Please let us know what you think about it.

  8. Hey, Steve. I have been following your blog for quite a while. You have been claiming that Indian Brahmins – in particular, the South Indian variety – have a very high IQ, in 110-120 range or so. I was able to find a study on Indian Tamil Brahmin which measured their IQ using Raven’s Standard Progressive Matrices. I don’t know how to convert the raw RSPM scores into IQ as I do have access to norms that let us do so (I am not a psychometrician). I was, however, able to find the norms for old RSPM IQ test. As per those norms,, Brahmins are below 100. Perhaps you could look at the study and convert these raw scores into a proper IQ range and let us know about it. The document for the said study is available on Researchgate – here on this link. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nigesh_Kalorath/publication/275770741_Cultural_Practices_and_Well-being_among_Tamil_Brahmins/links/59439c630f7e9b6910ede2a4/Cultural-Practices-and-Well-being-among-Tamil-Brahmins

  9. J.Ross says: • Website

    Sometimes satire cannot improve upon its target.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/widows-box-office-whats-wrong-with-you-america_us_5bf5c1b2e4b03b230f9e52dd

    ‘Widows’ Isn’t Making Much Money At The Box Office. What’s Wrong With You, America?
    Steve McQueen’s new heist thriller starring Viola Davis is an electrifying and poignant crowd-pleaser that not enough people are seeing.

    If America were screwed on straight, “Widows” would have raked in cash last weekend. But everything is crooked, and we can’t have nice things, not even at the movies, where we go to escape the ongoing wasteland.

    Two HuffPost writers, Zeba Blay and Matthew Jacobs, are here to tell you just how wrongheaded everyone was when they decided to catch “Fantastic Beasts! Here We Go Again, This Franchise Will Never End” or “Bohemian Rhapsody” instead of Steve McQueen’s poignant thriller about four women who band together to pull off the heist that saddled them with their late husbands’ debt.

    Do people know “Widows” is co-written by Gillian Flynn of “Gone Girl” and “Sharp Objects” fame? Do people know it has Viola Freakin’ Davis at the center? Do people know it’s a roller coaster that’s both artful and sensational, as any good roller coaster should be? Apparently, they don’t, so let us correct the record.*

    *I don’t know if this is intentional but Correct The Record was David Brock’s disastrous Democrat internet troll farm.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Tyrion 2
  10. @anonymous

    The billionaires are on the other team, numbnuts.

    Here’s another $100 Steve, keep up the good work.

  11. Anon[225] • Disclaimer says:
    @Pseudonymicily

    If I went into a store- say a hardware store- and the owner said, “Thank you for your purchase. Would you also like to give me extra money for no particular reason? December is one of the three months of the year (along with April and August) when I hassle you for donations.”

    Business models for web content are limited, especially for controversial content. Advertisers get boycotted. In the past Ron has doled out cash to writers, and maybe he is still doing it, but there are limits there. Taki pays like any regular publication, but there are few such publications. Note the pattern: independently wealthy guys who are hard to bully, with a hobby of publishing online. Steve has no products to sell. Books are loss leaders, He wrote one, but books require mainstream media publicity even to work as loss leaders. Nobody would be caught dead wearing T-shirts sporting Sailerisms, at least in California. A MAGA cap is enough to get you killed. I susposed Steve could move some or all of his content behind a paywall. But who wants to be outed as a Steve subscriber after a data leak? And as a perennially uncredited background source of ideas and analysis, Steve probably wants to be as widely read as possible.

    • Replies: @Pseudonymicily
  12. Anon[225] • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross

    Viola Davis is butt-ugly. Maybe that has something to do with it. In general, black women, on average, are not as attractive to white guys (or any guys) as white women. If they crank down the diversity and keep the vibrancy to the bit parts, maybe people would see the movies. If you are shooting for a niche black audience, don’t try to do it with a niche “poignant heist movie.” Make a Wakanda fantasy or a movie where the black characters kill the white characters.

  13. Lurker says:
    @anonymous

    Steve brags about his secret tech billionaire patrons who whisk him away to private meetings and golf in Napa valley or whatever.

    Proof, links or you’re just a lying troll.

    • Replies: @Anon
  14. Anon[395] • Disclaimer says:

    O/T

    https://www.marketplace.org/2018/12/04/world/what-worries-chinas-manufacturers-more-us-tariffs-labor-shortage

    What worries China’s manufacturers more than tariffs? Labor shortages

    Competition for available labor is fierce and has pushed up costs for manufacturers like Denggao Electric, or DGG, which produces parts for China’s power plants, electrical grid and railways.
    “In the last five years we’ve raised salaries by 15 percent or even up to 30 percent a year if we urgently need someone,” said DGG assistant general manager Zhang Wei.

    To alleviate the labor shortage, the Zhejiang provincial government in 2013 invested 500 billion yuan ($72 billion) in a five-year project to replace workers with machines.

    Can we send them some Latin American caravans?

  15. Lot says:
    @anonymous

    Cochran got $600,000 total from Ron Unz over 5 years, but that was a long time ago. Unz isn’t giving away money like that anymore however, and hasn’t since 2012 or so. Cochran got the most money when Unz’s was giving a lot of it away as I recall. It was through a foundation and all in the public record.

    Steve has never said he has a billionaires friend or been on a private jet.

    • Replies: @adreadline
  16. Anon[318] • Disclaimer says:
    @Pseudonymicily

    If your hardware store gave you hardware free, yeah, I think you might not object too much to helping them out a bit.

  17. Hail says: • Website

    OT:

    BBC sympathetically profiles Somali-Swedish rapper Cherrie (b. circa 1991).

    Swedish right slammed. After all, where would Swedish rap be without migrants?

    Cherrie: I’m not 100% Swedish or Somali

    BBC / 08 Dec 2018 / Series producer: Daniel Henry

    As part of a new four-part series called Diaspora Diaries, hip hop artist Cherrie talks about her success and her struggle to find identity as a black woman in Scandinavia.

    Born in Norway to Somali parents and raised in Sweden, she says she feels neither 100% Swedish nor Somali.

    However, she attributes the success of her hip hop career to the Somali diaspora across Europe.

    The BBC caught up with her during September’s general election in Sweden – where an anti-immigration party was vying to make large gains

    Pic and excerpt in which Cherrie expresses Wakanda-ism:

    [MORE]

    Excerpt, in the exchange starting about 1:30. (Just after Cherrie’s mother, speaking in Somali, tells interviewer/narrator Daniel Henry how great Islam is, Cherrie takes the next question):

    Cherrie: A lot of Somali parents in, like, Europe, America, the diaspora, aren’t really too happy to be living here, really and truly. I think they’re happy for us. But they know what they had to leave behind. We have a whole country that we love that’s war torn, and they know what it used to be, and how much better and how much of a paradise it used to be.

    Somalia was a paradise. #WakandaIsReal-ism at work?

    • Replies: @Yngvar
  18. Tiny Duck says:

    Pos nazi James Fields convicted of murder

    The wind is turning. Progress is coming. white males are about to be defeated

    • Troll: Hail
  19. Tyrion 2 says:
    @J.Ross

    Do people know it has Viola Freakin’ Davis at the center?

    Who?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  20. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Tyrion 2

    I don’t know who that is either but clearly they care about this person a lot.

  21. J.Ross says: • Website
    @anonymous

    Is it possible that you are misreading a joke?

    • Replies: @anonymous
  22. Woof says:

    My poor ass sent $40. Thanks for the entertaining posts.

  23. anonymous[323] • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross

    No.

    Steve repeatedly references his Very Rich Friends Who Cannot be Named and his private meetings/conferences/whatever.

    It’s an exclusive club and you ain’t in it (like his email list).

    Sorry, those are the facts. Just ask Steve–not me. He and his rich buddies have Very Secret Meetings that he has promised not to detail. What a joke–the HBD/paleocon children playing bilderberg dressup–except the bilderberg types actually run the world.

    Steve having private-sworn-to-secrecy email lists and lake Tahoe mansion vacations makes literally no sense because his only influence is his public writing (he doesn’t pull the strings behind the scenes, so why IS there a behind the scenes Steveospbere? Absolute madness. Getting the messsage out is ALL that matters when you have no power but your ideas).

    There’s my link: ask Steve.

    • Troll: Desiderius
    • Replies: @J.Ross
  24. J.Ross says: • Website
    @anonymous

    You’re the kind of guy who wants to know the birthdays for Derb’s research staff.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  25. anonymous[308] • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross

    hey, you don’t see me asking Steve for money (he’s made a dozen or so posts based on my comments or emails)

  26. @Lot

    Steve needs a second dome installed in his house, which suspiciously looks like the University of San Diego. He also could use a new, larger swimming pool, so he can repeat that Bill Hicks routine ”Snowed in, huh? Me, I’m out by the pool!” to his unlucky shady billionaire buddies in New York and lowly past associates in Chicago with more style than ever.

  27. Now that I’m retired, I no longer have to tolerate the benighted misuse of “ask” as a noun. Oh, the many times I wished I could tell my management, “The word ‘ask’ is a verb, morons.”
    Sorry, Steve, love ya dude but I’ll never donate in response to an ask.

  28. @Anon

    Business models for web content are limited, especially for controversial content.

    You aren’t disagreeing with me though. All you’ve said is that Steve entered a tough market and found that he couldn’t make enough in that market, so he begs for additional money. I know it’s tough. I know there are a million nobodies to every Pat Buchanan or whoever. But I’m not going to give money to a guy just because he chose a poorly paying profession.

    Any of you have your father tell you that you shouldn’t be an artist because you’d starve? Mine did. Keep writing, he told me, but get an education and good job first. That’s what he told me.

    Steve is like the kid who didn’t listen, but instead kept with his hobby and now has his hand out.

    “Keep giving me money, because my hobby doesn’t pay me enough!”, he says. “If you don’t, I might get discouraged!”

    Let’s get bottom line here. iSteve begs for money rather than get paid for his work, because he can’t get paid for his work so therefore must beg for money.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  29. Anon[152] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lurker

    Last summer he mentioned that a generous reader had at some unstated time paid for him to play or attend as a spectator, I don’t remember which, at at particular golf course that had come up in a discussion in the comments, in the context of Steve offering an opinion on the golf course’s design. I can’t remember enough to Google it. I don’t remember the words “billionaire” or “tech” or “private meetings” or “Napa Valley” being involved in that particular comment.

    Maybe his memory is playing tricks with him and expanding the story beyond what he read. Anyway, you can’t pay the rent and put food on the table with free golf trips.

  30. Yngvar says:
    @Hail

    Born in Norway to Somali parents and raised in Sweden, she says she feels neither 100% Swedish nor Somali.

    A Norwegian adrift on the Sea of Globalism. Sad.

    • LOL: Hail
  31. @Pseudonymicily

    Have you considered the possibility that you’re a blithering idiot?

  32. Silva says:

    If Sailer will allow me to try to raise funds for something else:

    (also trying to kill Iran).

  33. Naught would be naughty.

    One would be good.

    Two is manifold,

    Doubleplusgood!

  34. Veritas says:

    I’m not giving you A PENNY until you recognize, AND RESPECT, the CHRISTMAS *holy-day”

    Why are you so ashamed to mention CHRISTMAS, Steve-O???

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